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The transduodenal per-ampullary approach to common bile duct calculi.

By A. E. Carter


A method of management of 212 patients whose common bile duct calculi were removed through the Ampulla of Vater across the duodenum is described. One patient died from haemorrhagic pancreatitis directly related to the procedure and 11 others died from causes related to the need for a major procedure in people relatively late in life: an overall mortality of 5.7% and of 0.5% for directly related causes. Ten patients suffered non-fatal complications. Ninety three left hospital within 14 days after operation and 79 within 21 days. Although one patient, for a special reason, continued to form stones and discharged them without any difficulty, no others have formed stones that have been recognised symptomatically or clinically. No patient has had cholangitis or common duct stenosis

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Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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